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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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FINANCES.

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The totnl constitutes what is termed the general
fund of the State.

In the ordinary budget is included, in the
first place, all the normal expenditure of the
State—the expenses of government, of
administration, of public institutions ; also accidental
expenses.

The ordinary budget is fixed by the Emperor
without the co-operation of the Diet.

Up to 1865 there was no extraordinary
budget, the resources of the " general fund "
having sufficed to cover the whole expenditure,
or, to speak more exactly, any increase of
expenditure beyond the amount of these
resources was impossible so long as the Diet
was not convoked, for on it depended the
voting of taxes.

The credits and taxes voted by the Diet in
18G3-G4 were the commencement of the
extraordinary budget. This budget, the importance
of which has been constantly on the increase,
includes—

(a) All revenues, the disposal of which
depends on the decision of the Diet, i.e.,

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